DeGress' battery, and the Forty-sixth [Ohio] near our old line. During the night the enemy evacuated his position, thus ending our operations before Resaca. There had been no brilliant general engagement; nothing done to put the test to the men, but in all my campaigns I never saw men in such excellent condition or exhibit a greater eagerness to do anything required of them.
Much credit is due the regimental commanders, Colonels Dickerman, Catterson, and Miller, and Major Giesy, for the promptness in obeying all demands and the good example set to their men. Lieutenant E. Bickett, Forty-sixth Ohio, was severely wounded, while leading his skirmishers to the front, on the 14th.
The members of my staff, Captain Upton, Lieutenants Grimes, Johnson, and Parsons, deserve much credit for their efficient assistance rendered during this campaign.
Command Officers Men Total Officers Men
103rd -- 1 1 1 6
46th -- 1 1 1 11
6th Iowa -- 3 3 -- 12
97th -- 2 2 -- 6
Total -- 7 7 2 35
Command Total Officers Men Aggregat
103rd 7 1 7 8
46th Ohio 12 1 13 14
6th Iowa 12 -- 15 15
97th 6 -- 8 8
Total 37 2 43 45
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
CHAS. C. WALCUTT,
Brigadier-General of Volunteers.
Lieutenant A. M. WAN DYKE,
Actg. Asst. Adjt. General, 4th Div., 15th Army Corps.
HDQRS. SECOND Brigadier, FOURTH DIV., 15TH ARMY CORPS, Before Atlanta, Ga., August 10, 1864.
SIR: I have the honor of reporting the operations of this bridge, from the evacuation of Resaca by the enemy, on the night of the 15th of May, to include the present date:
On the morning of the 16th my command moved, with the division, southward on the Calhoun road, crossing the Oostenaula River at Lay's Ferry. On the 19th we arrived near Kingston, and remained in bivouac till the morning of the 23d, when the command moved toward Dallas, Ga., via Von Wert. On the 26th we took position two miles south of Dallas, on the right of the Villa Rica road, and on the right of the army.
BATTLE OF MAY 27.
My brigade, consisting of the Forty-sixth Ohio, Major Giesy; One hundred and third Illinois, Colonel Dickerman; Ninety-seventh Indiana Colonel Catterson; and Sixth Iowa, Lieutenant-Colonel Miller (the Forty-sixth Ohio and Sixth Iowa, reserves, reported to General Harrow early in the morning), was directed to occupy a crest in our front, keeping connection with Colonel Oliver's brigade on my left. In the movement my command changed to the left front, occupying a ridge running with the Villa Rica road. The